The short-form week of 18–24 Aug 2008

25 Aug 2008; last modified 13 Mar 2011

The week in review, 140 characters at a time. This week, 48 messages in 39 conversations.

This document was created automatically from my archive of my Twitter stream. Due to limitations in the Twitter API and occasional glitches in my archiving system, it may not be 100% complete.

In a conversation that started on Monday at 03:30pm

Whats with the mass switch to Manga profile pictures? Anyway, I think my "Simpsonized" self is the best: http://ping.fm/AnEzT—@NishantK
@NishantK Good to get that perspective! (And I'm not in love with my 680 nearly as much as my dear departed 600.)—@xmlgrrl
@xmlgrrl @NishantK is right, but it ain't no physical keyboard either.—@ndw
@ndw What do you think of Yax as an XProc implementation?—@jamoussou
@jamoussou I haven't really looked at it yet. Heads down on spec, on work, and on getting my own impl out the door.—@ndw
@ndw Fair enough. Where is your own implementation?—@jamoussou
@jamoussou Here: http://norman.walsh.name/2007/projects/xproc but totally rewritten since the last public release. New one this week, I hope—@ndw

Monday at 09:12pm

Name that implementation. Naming my XProc impl "xproc" is just dumb. And confusing. Be immortalized forever, or for a little while...—@ndw

Monday at 09:13pm

...at least: suggest a better name.—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:49am

Oh for the love of! Call back a missed call doesn't work because it doesn't dial the 1! WTF!—@ndw

Tuesday at 08:50am

Slowly losing my vision as doctors pupil dilation drugs kick in...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 02:42pm

After the editor wars, the Emacs xml mode wars.—@roessler
@roessler nXML mode FTW!—@ndw
@ndw I agree. I'm trying to understand why a certain individual we both know declares Aquamacs unusable based on thea bsence of psgml-mode.—@roessler
@roessler Muscle memory, I think. Perhaps insanity, but that would be the pot calling the kettle black, so...—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 03:05pm

WIFE DRANK ALL THE BEER! I guess my only option is to go sob quietly in the corner.—@wmperry
@wmperry Go out and buy more beer?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Tuesday at 08:53pm

when Jesus said "Be fishers of Men" did he mean that I should play that COD game¿—@johnsonch
@johnsonch What could we change about DocBook to make it easier to create great user documentation?—@ndw

Tuesday at 09:32pm

Pulling my thoughts together for blog posts: XProc, DocBook, iPhone, Tag soup—@ndw

Wednesday at 12:58pm

Jabra BT headset remarkably comfortable. Can I have a base station for my landline?—@ndw

Thursday at 05:12am

Ridin' the southbound train to NYC—@ndw

Thursday at 05:12am

Alas, Amtrak cars seem to function as GPS shielding for the iPhone—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 05:36am

Rolling past waterways choked with purple loostrife.—@ndw
@ndw get it near the window—@whir
@whir Even next to the window I get no reception. C'est la vie.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Thursday at 06:27am

http://twitpic.com/8gek : HTML Tidy, SGML Parser or Serial? Leaning towards Serial. Still not sure, though.—@koalie
@koalie Was there supposed to be a picture there?—@ndw
@ndw yes... only the full version seems worky: http://twitpic.com/8gek/full—@koalie
@koalie SP to check HTML. That's old school.—@ndw

Thursday at 01:06pm

Some of my readers have done the conference/unconference/*camp thing. Any thoughts on doing a DocBook one of any of those?—@ndw

Thursday at 01:50pm

Following the Magritte reference from @amyvdh and @gpian, I think I'll call my XProc implementation "Calabash"—@ndw

Thursday at 02:06pm

xmlcalabash.com FTW!—@ndw

Thursday at 03:04pm

Palringo uses password anti-pattern. FAIL.—@ndw

Thursday at 05:37pm

Pulling into Hartford, insurance capital of the US. Homeward bound.—@ndw

Thursday at 05:40pm

I've decided the factory supplied ear buds suck; wonder what the best answer is for easily portable, comfortable ear gear—@ndw

Friday at 07:31am

Mental short circuit: wanted to start Twitteriffic, started Chicken of the VNC instead: wrong bird!—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:03am

Oh, for pity's sake, -PT4H is a valid xs:dayTimeDuration but +PT4H isn't? Bah.—@ndw
@ndw How do you like working for Mark Logic so far?—@MattioV
@TheSkunk I'm having a great time—@ndw

Friday at 01:16pm

"Impactful" is not a word. I'm just saying—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 01:41pm

IT companies like to tell you how many millions you will save by using their product. Same the "buy detergent X, save $1.25" of Wal-Mart.—@avernet
@avernet Turn off auto sync!—@ndw

Friday at 02:15pm

Beep. Beep. Beep. Low battery noise from headset driving me mad.—@ndw

Friday at 02:45pm

Discovering Brazilian Girls from today's tweet stream.—@ndw

Friday at 03:13pm

Back to NYC on Monday...at 4a. Sigh.—@ndw

Friday at 04:33pm

Stick a fork in me folks, I'm done. Is that a G&T I smell? Why yes, I do believe it is.—@ndw

Friday at 05:05pm

Making dinner. Pork chops. Nomnomnom. Looking forward to DVRed Olympic goodness.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Friday at 05:54pm

"Lastest" seems to be a popular word in documentation nowadays. Microsoft and @sunmicrosystems, I am looking at you.—@ceri
@ceri Heh. One of my favorite maxims: "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging."—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 05:55am

my favourite iphone App, which I paid for, no longer works because updating it failed because of an unknown error (0xE800002E) :-(—@therealmaxf
@therealmaxf Which app is your favorite?—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 06:13am

http://is.gd/1QWp What is happening in the states?—@dpawson
@dpawson Little men with power using fear, uncertainty, and doubt to undo the Constitution. Pardon me while I barf on my shoes.—@ndw
@ndw Todo. With toodledo.com (in Fluid!), it is (was) a great synced todo setup. I suppose I'll go back to zenbe now. Less powerful but free—@therealmaxf
@therealmaxf I've been using Remember the Milk with some success—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 02:14pm

Math. You're doing it wrong. http://tinyurl.com/5vftl9—@roessler
@roessler TinyURL doesn't seem to like your Math URI—@ndw
@ndw it works here. Weird.—@roessler
@roessler Indeed, it works for me now too. Hiccup.—@ndw

Sunday at 01:57pm

Another dead wireless router. What is it with me?—@ndw

Sunday at 03:03pm

Looking for a couple of smoke-testers for my XProc impl—@ndw

Sunday at 04:15pm

If anyone tries xmlcalabash.com and has anything to report before I put my foot in it in public, t'would be appreciated.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 04:17pm

Time now to start the grill. Meat cooked on an open flame. Nomnomnom.—@ndw
@ndw, also, as picky as it may be, the Implementation-Version in XProc.jar manifest does not match Calabash official version—@gpian
@gpian Thanks; all fixed. Did it run successfully?—@ndw

Sunday at 06:22pm

I may just turn twitted off until after the DNC. Nothing will be said or done that won't be repeated 100 times.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Sunday at 09:02pm

Why is my mercurial commit hook not running? Hmph.—@ndw
@ndw perhaps for consistency you should rename your XProc.jar to calabash.jar—@cutlass
@cutlass Yes, it should be calabash.jar. I thought of that as I was going to sleep last night :-)—@ndw
@ndw wrt example in docs, I also see the XML declaration on output, not just the <doc> element—@gpian
@gpian Yeah, I think that's probably got to do with a space in a directory or something. I've put in some debugging code to help.—@ndw
@ndw to end this burst of twits, the docs link on tests.xproc.org is broken. Is there a way to get/run those tests locally against Calabash?—@gpian
@gpian I'll see if I can build a distro for the tests. Thanks for the bug reports.—@ndw